Monday, April 12, 2010

All Grown Up Now

We had so much fun with Harley on her birthday! It was very simple and laid back and was a perfect day for us to really love on her.

We started out her day by giving her a new car seat (thank you Grandma and Grandpa), which she got to test out on the way to church. She absolutely LOVED it, she felt so grown up!!!

When we got home from church she took a nap and Albert and I put the finishing touches on the family cake and her personal cake that I had made the night before. The sprinkle "ones" were Alberts idea....cute and blingy huh!!!! We did chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting in between the layers, with fudge frosting on the outside. I would have to say that they were a BIG hit! (Thank you Gma Shaver for ALL of the recipes)

We then headed over to Matt and Kami's where they so graciously hosted dinner. We had a ton of delicious food, and then got started on the presents! Thank you to everyone who brought something for her she loves it all, of course.

Here are Grandma and Auntie Candy with her littles enjoying the cutest book I found at Barnes and Noble.

Present Opening.......

The last present that she got to open was something that I bought her a while ago after I discovered her love for Coopers.

Here she is clapping because she was so excited....

And kissing.....

And just some true love....

After presents it was time for cake!

She dove right in, it was awesome!!! Here are some pictures and a few videos too...

( The videos aren't very long because my camera was running out of space....oops)

Happy Birthday Harster!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Where did the time go?

Our baby is growing up, and we are no where near ready for it. We have been so blessed to have been given the opportunity to have her in our lives.

Here she is April 11, 2009....

And here she is one year later.....

Happy birthday our sweet beautiful girl, you are so amazing! We love you so much and look forward to seeing you continue to grow and grow.

Love Mommy and Daddy

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Wicked Traditions of our (Albert's) Fathers

Fine, I will admit that Albert's fathers aren't the only ones with wicked traditions, we have a few too, one of which you will read about below. Now onto Albert's family...
For Easter this year I attempted for the first time the Shaver family Easter tradition of Spudnuts. Lets just say they were UH-mazing (thats right, sound it out people), and like I said, wicked. Last year I was in the hospital having a baby and didn't get to have any.....sadness. I had forgotten how delicious they were until I tested the first one, and died.
Here are some pictures of the process....

(The below picture is posted ONLY to prove that I did in fact make the spudnuts myself, otherwise it would not be here for all of your eyes to behold)

We also enjoyed other wonderful activities on Sunday: Watching Conference at the Daines, Going out to the Daines Cabins (thank you Daines!!!!), having deli sandwiches and other such delicious foods, an Egg Hunt, the famous Davis family *Egg crack (my camera died so I didn't get any pictures of it), and finally Spudnuts for dessert!

*If you were perhaps curious what the egg crack is, the description is as follows: Someone (Cassie) hard boils 12 eggs and decorates (Javier's and Steven) those and an additional 12 eggs that are raw, so that they can not be distinguished one from another.
We then start from oldest to youngest and the person whose turn it is gets to pick someone, the head of which, they would like to crack an egg on. It continues on from there with some people ending up with egg all over them and some (me) who are lucky enough to have gotten a hard boiled egg. It is a fun and messy tradition that we love!

Cameron playing with Harley at the Cabins...

The Grandchildren who were in attendance for the hunt...

Daddy and Harley trying to catch up to the other kiddos...

Finding her first egg...

More eggs....

Here are a couple videos of Harley and Daddy on the Egg hunt....

We had a very spiritual (with conference) and fun (with our family) Easter this year.

Happy Late Easter!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Xbox and Shock Games

I came out of the shower one afternoon (I know most of you think I don't shower...Cassie) and found this...

The indoctrination of our daughter, by her father, to the world and lifestyle of Xbox, cars (not the movie), motors, and speed.
See following pictures:

I have a feeling this is only the beginning.

We were lucky enough to be given tickets to the first Shock game (thank you Javiers, and Dad Davis), and we had such a blast!! Harley especially loved it, you can tell by her obvious inability to focus on the camera during the video. She loved the noise, and the music, and pretty much everything about it. Please ignore my over enthusiasm in the video, I was trying unsuccessfully to get her to notice the camera. Like I said, UNsuccessfully.

Until next time!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Moving Process

This picture doesn't really have to do with our move, but it was just too cute to pass up. I miss those cutie pie Daines munchkins!!!

Ok, so this picture doesn't have to do with the move either...lets just ignore the fact that I am so easily distracted.....ignored? Perfect.

This one however, is the Harster being her usual crazy self in her bare naked crib while I do all of the packing. Why couldn't she have packed her own clothes? What is she a baby or something?

Here is some more of her sillyness, however in this one I believe she was yelling at me...bossy bossy bossy ;)

And finally, sacked out in her crib in her very own room. We couldn't be more excited about this new arrangement. Pictures of the house to come....I'm stringing you along. Is it working? I knew it!
I am waiting to take pictures until the day that we get our couch back. It had mold on it when we got it out of the storage unit and is in the process of being cleaned. But AFTER that, I promise you will get some pictures (very much anticipated I'm sure!) of our new abode.
Loves, the Shavers